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HP Prototypes
Message #1 Posted by Matthias Wehrli on 1 Nov 2005, 4:22 p.m.

I think here in the forum there are many people knowing something about prototypes. Weve seen a lot of items: HP-45A, HP-3x Spice Serie, HP-38G, HP-48G Serie, HP-49G, HP-71B, HP-75C/D, HP-94E and some more... but! Have you ever heared about / seen a HP-41 Prototype?

      
Re: HP Prototypes
Message #2 Posted by Walter B on 1 Nov 2005, 6:21 p.m.,
in response to message #1 by Matthias Wehrli

AFAIK, some months ago there was a blue HP41 offered at eBay. Not sure that was a prototype, but at least it was a very special sample of this type.

      
Re: HP Prototypes
Message #3 Posted by Frank Boehm on 2 Nov 2005, 8:07 a.m.,
in response to message #1 by Matthias Wehrli

currently I own a 45 / 3xE (don't know model right now) / 48G / 95LX / Expander prototype

The mentioned "blue cased" HP41 was custom built by a former HP employee, probably using HPs original molds. Not sure if this qualifies as a prototype - nice nevertheless :)

            
Re: HP Prototypes
Message #4 Posted by Matthias Wehrli on 2 Nov 2005, 9:34 a.m.,
in response to message #3 by Frank Boehm

The blue HP-41 was a very special unit, although its not a proto, Im shure. I have seen the unit sometimes after the auction... very nice ;)


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